• Helen ModernPepper

Many Have Asked: Here Is My Skincare Regimen

The GIF above is my kind of at home skincare regimen: Great for my skin and it scares off my family so I'm left in peace and alone in front of the TV...LUV IT!!!

Many have asked what I do for my skin, so here it is. In my opinion, having "healthy skin" does not come in a miracle jar or an overnight miracle rejuvenation treatment. So just like eating "right" and exercising regularly consistently to achieve your health goals, healthy skincare is achieved through consistent care for your skin. AND of course, getting a proper amount of sleep (however many hours you need to wake up feeling "happy") and hydrating your body with H2O are critical steps in providing your skin to "glow." Below are my personal skincare regimen. (This is NOT a skin care treatment advice. I'm simply sharing what I do for MY skincare.)

I use to spend a ton of $ on uber high end designer department store skincare brands as well as dermatologist brands from the doctor's office BUT I finally found a skincare line and regimen that works for my skin and budget. The Face Shop is a Korean skincare company that I have been using for years now. Yes, there are many Korean skincare companies and they are great, too. Some are on the uber high end in $. So here is a list of The Face Shop and other products I use. Please see below for details of my skincare regimen for AM, PM, and Weekly care.

AM Skin Care

- I wash my face with warm water once and then with cold water twice. No foams or cleanser are used. (In my opinion, over "cleaning" your skin, especially in the morning, with cleansers and such will strip away all the natural moisture your skin created while you were sleeping. Now, if I had excessively oily skin, I would use a mild cleanser in the morning.)

- Gently (yes, gently!) pat my face dry with a towel.

- I use a toner (1 -2 pumps) and pat my face with my finger tips until the toner is absorbed into my skin (just a few seconds). For me, this bottle lasts for at least 6 months or longer.

The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Toner, Premium Skin Care, Traditional Korean Herbs And Ginseng For Anti-Aging Treatment

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yESmDo

- I use 3 drops of the vitamin C (1 each on my cheeks and 1 on my forehead). Gently pat it with my finger tips until it is absorbed into my skin (3-5 seconds of patting). This bottle lasts me at least a year! I have brown spots so this is great for my skin.

Obagi Professional-C Serum, 1 fl. oz.

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2JpKolz

- I use 1 pump of the serum and gently pat it down with my fingers tips until it is absorbed into my skin (3-5 seconds). Again, just like the toner, this bottle lasts me at least 6 months.

The Face Shop Yehwadam Chaeyul Revitalizing Serum 45ml

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2qq750F

I alternate with the serum above and this Snail Essence.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, 3.38 Ounce

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2OelVAs

- I use 1 pump of the emulsion lotion and gently pat it down with my finger tips until it is absorbed into my skin (3-5 seconds). This lotion is super light and my skin literally sucks it all up super fast. Again, just like the toner and serum, this bottle lasts me at least 6 months.

The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Emulsion Lotion, Premium Skin Care, Traditional Korean Herbs And Ginseng For Anti-Aging Treatment

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2JnmS8S

My final and the MOST IMPORTANT step: SUNSCREEN SPF 50! In my opinion, there is no point in all these skincare regimen, if I'm going to walk out of the house without any SUNSCREEN (at least SPF 50). If I don't use sunscreen before walking out of the house, why both with all the moisturizers and such...?!? Unprotected skin and sun damage is the worst for my face. I alternate between these two sunscreens (for normal skin type). Both of these sunscreen moisturizers have minimal fragrance smell. It smells very "light."

Long Lasting Sunscreen (one right below) is a bit heavier and thick coating feel. It does have a bit of the "white/pale" finish to it. Not a problem if you plan on wearing cover up or foundation. I use this when I plan on being out in the sun all day with lots of direct sun exposure (i.e. beach, park or crazy LONG hours sitting on the bleachers at my son's baseball games!).

[The Face Shop]2015 UPGRADE Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream 50ml(1.69oz)SPF50 PA+++

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2QcElU0

I use this sunscreen for everyday use. It has a light feel to it and no heavy or white/pale finish. AND of course, reapply later in the day, so I keep one in my purse.

The Face Shop Super Perfect Sun Cream Spf50+/pa+++ Sunscreen 50ml

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Rjqj3c

These two are my other favorite sunscreens that I ALSO use regularly.

CeraVe Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 2 oz with Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide and Ceramides for Broad Spectrum Sun Protection

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yH5UOV

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Primer with SPF 50, 1.35 Fl. Oz.

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2OfnjTM

PM Care

I use a flat cotton pad and drench it with this eye make up remover. It is super light and great for my sensitive eyes. (I had trouble finding the right make up remover that did not irritate eyes or leave me with greasy eyes.) For me, this is a keeper for my ultra sensitive eyes and it removes all of my eye liner and mascara perfectly! Once all the eye make up is removed, I use the same pad to wipe off the rest of my face.

The Face Shop Oil-Free Liquid Eye Makeup Remover, Natural Rice Water Lipstick, Waterproof Mascara & Eyeliner Removal - 120 mL / 4 Oz

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2JpNMgh

I use 1-2 pumps of the oil and massage my face and next for 30 seconds, then rinse with warm water. AND NO, this oil does not feel OILY. It has a light moisturizing feel. Then add a pea-size amount of the cleaning foam in my wet palm, rub it gently for 3 seconds with my fingers first before adding to my face. I massage the foam on my face for 10 seconds and rinse with room temperature water. On days that I don't wear make up, I skip the oil cleanser and only use the foaming cleanser. The foaming cleanser, literally, lasts me a year! The oil cleanser lasts me at least 6 months.

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam (150 mL/5.0 Oz) & Light Cleansing Oil (150 mL /5 Oz) Set, Moisturizing And Brightening Care For All Skin Types

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Oflmqe

Gently pat down my face with a towel. Immediately after, I use the toner. Just 1 pump and using the tip of my fingers, I pat my face until the the toner is absorbed (3-5 seconds).

The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Toner, Premium Skin Care, Traditional Korean Herbs And Ginseng For Anti-Aging Treatment

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yESmDo

I add a generous amount of of this cream on my face and neck (a small dab on my cheeks, forehead, nose and neck). Yes, the neck! I don't know about you, but my neck gets dry. Can't have dry neck skin...LOL! I love this moisturizer cream. It doesn't have that greasy and heavy feel. AND it doesn't have that over powering fragrance smell. (Although this skincare line contains ginseng extracts, it does NOT smell like ginseng. Absolutely, no trace of ginseng smell.) It feels light and yet my skin feels so moisturized. I also put on some my lips before going to bed. As I age, my lips gets more and more dry...argh! This jar lasts me at least 6 months since I use it once a day and alternate with the pearl capsule moisturizer below.

The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Cream, Premium Skin Care, Traditional Korean Herbs And Ginseng For Anti-Aging, Wrinkle Care Treatment

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yF3Q9M

This is a good gift package. Contains regular size toner and emulsion lotion with a bonus (travel size toner, emulsion lotion, and moisturizer cream).

The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Skin Care 2pcs Special Set

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2OejUEo

I also alternate with these pearl capsule moisturizer. I love this capsule cream! I use these every 3rd night. (2 pearls for my cheeks, 1 for the rest of the face, and for my neck.) Just like the cream above, this doesn't not have fragrant perfume smell. It just smells clean. This has extra brightening agents that is great for my brown spots and evens out my skin tone. This, too, lasts for more than 6 months since I use it once every 3 days.

The Face Shop Yehwadam Snow Lotus Brightening Pearl Capsule Cream, Traditional Korean Herbs And Flowers For Anti-Aging Treatment

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2qkeK0k

AND the crow's-feet have landed! I must admit, I forget and often times neglect my slowly creeping crows-feet. I need to be better about putting on my eye cream on, especially at night. This eye cream is great and definitely great for my sensitive eyes.

The Face Shop Yehwadam Chaeyul Revitalizing Eye Cream

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2PweRnD

Weekly Care

Once or twice a week, I use one of these face masks in the evening. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized, AND it SCARES my kids and husband, and they ACTUALLY STAY AWAY FROM ME! I LOVE IT!!! I watch my TV shows in peace and with a glass of sumthang in hand...woohoo! AND I usually use the mask right after the shower so that I can squeeze out all the excess serum in the package and use it as my body moisturizer. Yup, the serum is so heavenly so why throw away the excess serum in the package. I use it on my body, especially on my neck and chest. Yes, ladies, some of us has to face chest wrinkles, as things are all heading south more and more every year...:-/ . BUT before I use these masks, I properly cleanse your face and use an exfoliant (the exfoliants below are excellent and great deals!) to ready my skin to absorb all the goodness of these masks.

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Cleansing Foam For Facial Cleansing

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2yGREW5

The Face Shop Smart Peeling Mild Papaya Peeling

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2OeR7Qb

The Face Shop Smart Peeling White Jewel Peeling

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2CPK26x

The Face Shop Mask.Lab Double Wrap Premium Facial Sheet Mask, Chitosan & Double Wrap X 4 Sets (Total 8 Sheets)

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2COVWh7

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Clay Facial Mask Sheet (5 Sheets)

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2PwHXDk

Elixir Cosmetics Gold Korean Face Mask - Moisturizing Collagen & Anti Aging Peel Off Facial Sheet Mask (4 Pack)

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Jn4op3

The Face Shop Full Facial Mask Sheet (10 Pack), [The Solution] Anti Aging Firming Moisturizing Essence Sheets for Dry to Sensitive Skin

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2SxJZ55

SKEDERM Snail Jelly Face Mask Bundle of 10 Sheets Individually Packaged. Hydrogel Coated Facial Mask with Snail Secretion Filtrate 5,000ppm for Deep Moisturizing

CLICK HERE: https://amzn.to/2Q0dcUm

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